Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Indian Education for All

Indian Education For All

20-1-503. Indian education for all. (1) Pursuant to this part and 20-9-329 and the definition of basic system of free quality public elementary and secondary schools under 20-9-309, the board of trustees of a school district shall require that all certified personnel and all students receive instruction in American Indian studies.

(2) Members of boards of trustees and all noncertified personnel in public school districts are encouraged to satisfy the requirements for instruction in American Indian studies.

(3) (a) Pursuant to Article X, section 1(2), of the Montana constitution, 20-1-501, 20-7-101, and 20-9-309, the board of public education shall incorporate the distinct and unique cultural heritage of Montana American Indians in the content standards that schools must implement as a requirement for school accreditation.

(b) The superintendent shall include representatives of Montana Indian tribes on negotiated rulemaking committees formed pursuant to 20-7-101 addressing the development or revision of content standards under subsection (3)(a).

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 527, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 718, L. 2023.